Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas on Orchard Raod

Every year for the last 25 years, Orchard Road, Singapore's designer shopping district, transforms at Christmas into a magical world of lights and 50-foot trees (well, one 50-foot tree and several others well past the 30-foot mark). It feels so Christmassy, except that instead of mittens and scarves, almost everyone is in shorts and tanktops!

Here are a few pictures. . . I hope you enjoy them =)

A Winter Wonderland--2007
Josh and Caleb in front of Tangs

An icy effect. . . but I mean that in a good way.

A Sweet Christmas--2008
Caleb admires his new basketball; Annabelle admires the lights =)

This arc is about 4 lanes wide!

This is one of about 5 displays telling the Christmas Story.
The REAL Christmas Story.

Merry Christmas to all!!


mikkiel said...

Singapore is really a shopping paradise with Orchard road and the other retail strips. singapore shopping has really improved over the years, especially the great offers during the great singapore sale

Jessica said...

wow, looks cool!

sabina said...

I came across your blog and love it! I've been searching for information on americans living in singapore. Your stories make me laugh.
My husband is being transferred there in march on a local package and I'll be 6 months pregnant. Could we stay in touch? I'd love to ask you more about OBGYNs, apt hunting, what to bring from the us etc....I already have a 3.5 year old boy and a 9 month old baby girl. Thank you so much for making me smile!

Rebecca said...

Hi Sabina,
Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm glad you enjoy the blog. If you have any topics you're curious about, leave me a comment and I'll try to post about it. Moving to Singapore will probably go much smoother than you're thinking. . . it's a great place for families because it's really safe and kid-friendly. Please let me know when your move gets closer, I'd love to give you tips on finding a good OBGYN, etc.

sabina said...

Thanks for responding. Well, in your blog you answered my questions about strollers and the lack of salsa. :-) I guess the biggest thing I'm wondering is what things should I bring knowing I have a baby in tow and one on the way? What things did you missed that you wish you had on hand? I got the dryer sheets and flat sheets on my list! :-)